• Agile Excellence by Greg CohenAgile Excellence by Greg Cohen

    Agile Excellence

    Agile software development methods can flatten the software development cost curve by providing early and frequent feedback from all stakeholders. To be successful with Agile requires the choosing the right tools for your environment, strong team relationships, and good communication. Agile Excellence for Product Managers: A Guide to Creating Winning Products with Agile Development Teams by Greg Cohen   Agile Excellence is ...
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    Requirements and Hypotheses

    Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gothelf with Josh Seiden Many product teams manage their work by using requirements. Requirements are written by a single team member, most often a product manager. The problems with this approach are: 1) requirements are guesses masquerading as certainty; and 2) when a requirement is written by one person and ...
  • Lean UX

    A better way to build products

    Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gothelf with Josh Seiden Lean UX identifies the lack of objectivity as one of the fundamental causes of product failures. A subjective approach results in a closing off customer discovery and relies on individual opinion. Many companies and products serve as clear warnings as to why this approach does not ...
  • Thinking With Data

    Thinking with Data

    To be successful with data projects requires telling a captivating story at the beginning and concluding with actionable insights. Understanding goals, outcomes and narrative structure are key skills. Thinking with Data: How to Turn Information into Insights by Max Shron Although Thinking with Data is about data science, the approach author Max Shron provides has many parallels and applicable ideas for product ...
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    Making it Right

    Making It Right: Product Management For A Startup World by Rian van der Merwe This is a great, compact overview of product management. van der Merwe divides the book into three sections: product management roles and responsibilities, product planning, and execution. This is one of the few books that discusses product roadmaps at length. van der Merwe includes a lot ...
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    Great answers to product management interview questions

    Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews by Lewis C. Lin Lewis C. Lin‘s book is an inventory of product management interview questions and answers. Lin includes tips for each category of question and gives specific responses and guidance. Like Cracking the PM Interview, this book includes practice questions and frameworks for confidently answering interview questions and understanding the goal of ...
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    Landing a Product Management Job

    A product manager’s job varies across industries, company size, and product lifecycle. The role can spans a variety of technical, business, and design areas. Product managers are expected to work at all levels from market sizing and business strategy through customer interviews and competitive analysis to defect prioritization and documentation. Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager ...
  • Henry Dreyfuss

    The roots of product management in industrial design

    Designing for People by Henry Dreyfuss   Henry Dreyfuss wrote Designing for People in 1955 when industrial design was emerging as a discipline distinct from art and engineering. Dreyfus was a leader in human-centered design (literally) through the development of detailed measurements of people for the purpose of designing better products. Much of his description of industrial design (emphasis on all ...